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Job Hunting and Career Guide

Résumés, Interviews, etc.

  • 135 hundred thirty-five interview answers

    135 hundred thirty-five interview answers

  • 25 things to say to the interviewer, to get the job you want [being qualified isn't enough]

    25 things to say to the interviewer, to get the job you want [being qualified isn't enough]

    Hawk, Dexter.
  • 60 seconds & you're hired! by Robin Ryan.

    60 seconds & you're hired! by Robin Ryan.

    Ryan, Robin, 1955-
  • 60 seconds & you're hired! Robin Ryan.

    60 seconds & you're hired! Robin Ryan.

    Ryan, Robin, 1955-
  • Acing the interview [how to ask and answer the questions that will get you the job!]

    Acing the interview [how to ask and answer the questions that will get you the job!]

    Beshara, Tony, 1948-
  • Boost your interview IQ Carole Martin.

    Boost your interview IQ Carole Martin.

    Martin, Carole (Carole Hurd).
  • Cliffsnotes civil service exam cram plan

    Cliffsnotes civil service exam cram plan

  • Cover letters for dummies

    Cover letters for dummies

    Kennedy, Joyce Lain.
  • Interview to win your first job [presented by] Wilson McLeran, Inc. ; [created and produced by Robert F. Wilson].

    Interview to win your first job [presented by] Wilson McLeran, Inc. ; [created and produced by Robert F. Wilson].

  • McGraw-Hill's firefighter exams Ronald R. Spadafora.

    McGraw-Hill's firefighter exams Ronald R. Spadafora.

    Spadafora, Ronald R.
  • McGraw-Hill's police officer exams Michael J. Palmiotto ; Alison McKenney Brown.

    McGraw-Hill's police officer exams Michael J. Palmiotto ; Alison McKenney Brown.

    Palmiotto, Michael.
  • Nail the job interview! 101 dynamite answers to interview questions

    Nail the job interview! 101 dynamite answers to interview questions

    Krannich, Caryl Rae.
  • Nailing the job interview prepare and get hired!

    Nailing the job interview prepare and get hired!

  • Resume magic : trade secrets of a professional resume writer

    Resume magic : trade secrets of a professional resume writer

    Whitcomb, Susan Britton, 1957-
  • Resumes for dummies

    Resumes for dummies

    Kennedy, Joyce Lain.
  • The 250 job interview questions you'll most likely be asked-- --and the answers that will get you hired!

    The 250 job interview questions you'll most likely be asked-- --and the answers that will get you hired!

    Veruki, Peter.
  • The guide to basic cover letter writing

    The guide to basic cover letter writing

  • The guide to basic resume writing

    The guide to basic resume writing

  • The quick resume and cover letter video JIST Works ; written by Sue Zobrist ; produced, directed by Jeff Heck.

    The quick resume and cover letter video JIST Works ; written by Sue Zobrist ; produced, directed by Jeff Heck.

  • The resume and cover letter phrase book what to write to get the job that's right : plus 50 phrases you should never use!

    The resume and cover letter phrase book what to write to get the job that's right : plus 50 phrases you should never use!

    Schuman, Nancy.
  • What color is your parachute? 2015 : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers

    What color is your parachute? 2015 : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers

  • What color is your parachute? guide to rethinking interviews : ace the interview and land your dream job

    What color is your parachute? guide to rethinking interviews : ace the interview and land your dream job

    Bolles, Richard Nelson,
  • What color is your parachute? guide to rethinking resumes : write a winning resume and cover letter and land your dream job

    What color is your parachute? guide to rethinking resumes : write a winning resume and cover letter and land your dream job

    Bolles, Richard Nelson,
  • 135 hundred thirty-five interview answers

    135 hundred thirty-five interview answers

  • 25 things to say to the interviewer, to get the job you want [being qualified isn't enough]

    25 things to say to the interviewer, to get the job you want [being qualified isn't enough]

    Hawk, Dexter.
  • 60 seconds & you're hired! by Robin Ryan.

    60 seconds & you're hired! by Robin Ryan.

    Ryan, Robin, 1955-
  • 60 seconds & you're hired! Robin Ryan.

    60 seconds & you're hired! Robin Ryan.

    Ryan, Robin, 1955-
  • Acing the interview [how to ask and answer the questions that will get you the job!]

    Acing the interview [how to ask and answer the questions that will get you the job!]

    Beshara, Tony, 1948-
  • Boost your interview IQ Carole Martin.

    Boost your interview IQ Carole Martin.

    Martin, Carole (Carole Hurd).
  • Cliffsnotes civil service exam cram plan

    Cliffsnotes civil service exam cram plan

  • Cover letters for dummies

    Cover letters for dummies

    Kennedy, Joyce Lain.
  • Interview to win your first job [presented by] Wilson McLeran, Inc. ; [created and produced by Robert F. Wilson].

    Interview to win your first job [presented by] Wilson McLeran, Inc. ; [created and produced by Robert F. Wilson].

  • McGraw-Hill's firefighter exams Ronald R. Spadafora.

    McGraw-Hill's firefighter exams Ronald R. Spadafora.

    Spadafora, Ronald R.
  • McGraw-Hill's police officer exams Michael J. Palmiotto ; Alison McKenney Brown.

    McGraw-Hill's police officer exams Michael J. Palmiotto ; Alison McKenney Brown.

    Palmiotto, Michael.
  • Nail the job interview! 101 dynamite answers to interview questions

    Nail the job interview! 101 dynamite answers to interview questions

    Krannich, Caryl Rae.
  • Nailing the job interview prepare and get hired!

    Nailing the job interview prepare and get hired!

  • Resume magic : trade secrets of a professional resume writer

    Resume magic : trade secrets of a professional resume writer

    Whitcomb, Susan Britton, 1957-
  • Resumes for dummies

    Resumes for dummies

    Kennedy, Joyce Lain.
  • The 250 job interview questions you'll most likely be asked-- --and the answers that will get you hired!

    The 250 job interview questions you'll most likely be asked-- --and the answers that will get you hired!

    Veruki, Peter.
  • The guide to basic cover letter writing

    The guide to basic cover letter writing

  • The guide to basic resume writing

    The guide to basic resume writing

  • The quick resume and cover letter video JIST Works ; written by Sue Zobrist ; produced, directed by Jeff Heck.

    The quick resume and cover letter video JIST Works ; written by Sue Zobrist ; produced, directed by Jeff Heck.

  • The resume and cover letter phrase book what to write to get the job that's right : plus 50 phrases you should never use!

    The resume and cover letter phrase book what to write to get the job that's right : plus 50 phrases you should never use!

    Schuman, Nancy.
  • What color is your parachute? 2015 : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers

    What color is your parachute? 2015 : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers

  • What color is your parachute? guide to rethinking interviews : ace the interview and land your dream job

    What color is your parachute? guide to rethinking interviews : ace the interview and land your dream job

    Bolles, Richard Nelson,
  • What color is your parachute? guide to rethinking resumes : write a winning resume and cover letter and land your dream job

    What color is your parachute? guide to rethinking resumes : write a winning resume and cover letter and land your dream job

    Bolles, Richard Nelson,
  • 135 hundred thirty-five interview answers

    135 hundred thirty-five interview answers

  • 25 things to say to the interviewer, to get the job you want [being qualified isn't enough]

    25 things to say to the interviewer, to get the job you want [being qualified isn't enough]

    Hawk, Dexter.
  • 60 seconds & you're hired! by Robin Ryan.

    60 seconds & you're hired! by Robin Ryan.

    Ryan, Robin, 1955-
  • 60 seconds & you're hired! Robin Ryan.

    60 seconds & you're hired! Robin Ryan.

    Ryan, Robin, 1955-
  • Acing the interview [how to ask and answer the questions that will get you the job!]

    Acing the interview [how to ask and answer the questions that will get you the job!]

    Beshara, Tony, 1948-
  • Boost your interview IQ Carole Martin.

    Boost your interview IQ Carole Martin.

    Martin, Carole (Carole Hurd).
  • Cliffsnotes civil service exam cram plan

    Cliffsnotes civil service exam cram plan

  • Cover letters for dummies

    Cover letters for dummies

    Kennedy, Joyce Lain.
  • Interview to win your first job [presented by] Wilson McLeran, Inc. ; [created and produced by Robert F. Wilson].

    Interview to win your first job [presented by] Wilson McLeran, Inc. ; [created and produced by Robert F. Wilson].

  • McGraw-Hill's firefighter exams Ronald R. Spadafora.

    McGraw-Hill's firefighter exams Ronald R. Spadafora.

    Spadafora, Ronald R.
  • McGraw-Hill's police officer exams Michael J. Palmiotto ; Alison McKenney Brown.

    McGraw-Hill's police officer exams Michael J. Palmiotto ; Alison McKenney Brown.

    Palmiotto, Michael.
  • Nail the job interview! 101 dynamite answers to interview questions

    Nail the job interview! 101 dynamite answers to interview questions

    Krannich, Caryl Rae.
  • Nailing the job interview prepare and get hired!

    Nailing the job interview prepare and get hired!

  • Resume magic : trade secrets of a professional resume writer

    Resume magic : trade secrets of a professional resume writer

    Whitcomb, Susan Britton, 1957-
  • Resumes for dummies

    Resumes for dummies

    Kennedy, Joyce Lain.
  • The 250 job interview questions you'll most likely be asked-- --and the answers that will get you hired!

    The 250 job interview questions you'll most likely be asked-- --and the answers that will get you hired!

    Veruki, Peter.
  • The guide to basic cover letter writing

    The guide to basic cover letter writing

  • The guide to basic resume writing

    The guide to basic resume writing

  • The quick resume and cover letter video JIST Works ; written by Sue Zobrist ; produced, directed by Jeff Heck.

    The quick resume and cover letter video JIST Works ; written by Sue Zobrist ; produced, directed by Jeff Heck.

  • The resume and cover letter phrase book what to write to get the job that's right : plus 50 phrases you should never use!

    The resume and cover letter phrase book what to write to get the job that's right : plus 50 phrases you should never use!

    Schuman, Nancy.
  • What color is your parachute? 2015 : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers

    What color is your parachute? 2015 : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers

  • What color is your parachute? guide to rethinking interviews : ace the interview and land your dream job

    What color is your parachute? guide to rethinking interviews : ace the interview and land your dream job

    Bolles, Richard Nelson,
  • What color is your parachute? guide to rethinking resumes : write a winning resume and cover letter and land your dream job

    What color is your parachute? guide to rethinking resumes : write a winning resume and cover letter and land your dream job

    Bolles, Richard Nelson,
  • Career Transitions Logo

    Career Transitions

    Follow self-paced online resources through job hunting process from discovering interests, exploring careers, preparing a resume, improving chances, and finding a job.
  • Careers Internet Database Logo

    Careers Internet Database

    Career lists, tests, and reports. Vocational guidance information exploring choices available for special skills, experience, education and aptitudes of various careers.
  • Gale Courses Logo

    Gale Courses (formerly Learn4Life and ed2go)

    Offers a wide range of highly interactive online courses. All of the courses are free, and led by expert instructors. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library Logo

    Gale Virtual Reference Library (Reference eBooks)

    A collection of reference eBooks on a wide variety of topics, with many on careers. Also offers the College Blue Book. Portions of the books can be downloaded onto eReader devices.
  • JobScout Logo

    JobScout

    Website offered in public libraries through a partnership with the California State Library. Free registration is required. Along with a variety of services for learning and job hunting, includes a résumé builder that also saves the résumé both in progress and when completed.
  • Learning Express Library Logo

    Learning Express Library

    Online interactive practice exams covering adult basic, academic, job related, civil service, real estate skills and more. Includes a “Job Search & Workplace Skills Learning Center.” Requires LAPL library card or e-card to use outside the library.
  • Live Homework Help Logo

    Live Homework Help (Tutor.com)

    Includes career center that offers help with searching for a job, writing an effective resume, or preparing for an interview. Some content available 24/7; one-on-one online tutor available 3:00-10:00.
  • Lynda.com Logo

    Lynda.com

    Award-winning online learning site that offers more than more than 3,000 courses taught by recognized industry experts, and 150,000 video tutorials on business, technical and creative skills.
  • Testing & Education Reference Center Logo

    Testing & Education Reference Center

    Over 300 practice tests and courses, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, eBooks containing study materials and practice tests, scholarship search, resume builder, and career modules with subjects from career change to salary negotiations.
  • Universal Class Logo

    Universal Class

    Over 500 online non-credit Continuing Education Courses. These courses are led by expert instructors and are provided for your personal enrichment.
  • Vocation, Careers & Technical Education Logo

    Vocation, Careers & Technical Education

    Collection of nearly 400 journals from career guides to specialized industry journals on searching for and maintaining a career. Requires LAPL library card or e-card to use outside the library.
  • Résumés, Interviews, etc.
    • In Person & Telephone Resources

      Many public and private agencies, services, organizations, and schools in the Los Angeles area are available to assist with job hunting, including:

    • Interviewing & Dress for Success
      • Internet Resources
      • Library Databases

        These require Los Angeles Public Library Card or e-card to use on computer outside the library.

        • Career Transitions
          Create user account. Follow self-paced online resources through job hunting process from discovering interests, exploring careers, preparing a resume, improving chances, and finding a job.

          Learning Express Library
          Online interactive practice exams covering adult basic, academic, job related, civil service, real estate skills and more. Includes a “Job Search & Workplace Skills Learning Center.”

          Vocation, Careers & Technical Education
          Collection of nearly 400 journals from career guides to specialized industry journals on searching for and maintaining a career.

    • Job Exams
      • Internet Resources
        • Offers online practice tests on general topics to help prepare for civil service exams: reading comprehension, written expression, basic arithmetic, data interpretation, and clerical.  Print versions of these practice exams are available on the County's Job Search Toolkit web page. Also provides referrals to Los Angeles area adult centers, career centers, and community colleges that offer low to no cost courses for additional help with test preparation efforts

      • Library Databases

        These require Los Angeles Public Library Card or e-card to use on computer outside the library.

        • Career Transitions
          Create user account. Follow self-paced online resources through job hunting process from discovering interests, exploring careers, preparing a resume, improving chances, and finding a job.

          Learning Express Library
          Online interactive practice exams covering adult basic, academic, job related, civil service, real estate skills and more. Includes a “Job Search & Workplace Skills Learning Center.”

          Vocation, Careers & Technical Education
          Collection of nearly 400 journals from career guides to specialized industry journals on searching for and maintaining a career.

    • Résumés & Cover Letters
      • Internet Resources
      • Résumé Builders from Library

        These online resources offered free by the Los Angeles Public Library offer résumé builders, wizards, templates, step-by-step instruction. For most of them a Los Angeles Public Library card or e-card is required to use them outside of the library. Some services require creating a free account to help you save your work and keep track of your progress.

        • Free, live, online academic and job assistance for veterans transitioning to civilian life. Tutors are available every day 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM PST.  Includes a Resume Lab to submit resumes for tutors to review.

        • Follow self-paced online resources through job hunting process including a step-by-step résumé builder, along with sample résumés and how-to instruction. Optional free registration allows you to save your work.
        • Includes a “Job Search & Workplace Skills Learning Center.” that offers a step-by-step "Career Course: Creating a Great Résumé" that allows registered user to create and save a résumé. For cover letters there is: "Career Course: Creating Great Cover Letters." Free registration required to follow courses and save work. Requires LAPL library card or e-card to use outside the library.
        • Career Tools section offers a Résumé Builder. The finished résumé is sent as a word document for printing, mailing, and emailing.
        • Includes career center that offers help with searching for a job, writing an effective résumé, or preparing for an interview. This service does NOT include a résumé builder, but does offer one-on-one online tutoring 3:00-10:00 that includes review of résumés.

Acknowledgement & Disclaimer

This guide includes information compiled by the Los Angeles Public Library, the Southern California Library Cooperative Reference Center and the Brooklyn Public Library.

These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Los Angeles Public Library of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The Los Angeles Public Library bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content. Also, please note that some of these sites may require registration and/or pay subscriptions for parts of their information and services, but all the sites selected and listed have significantly helpful and useful content that is available for free.

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